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2016 Gilmore Festival: Emily Bear

at Kalamazoo Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo MI

May 12 2016
2016 Gilmore Festival: Emily Bear

Emily Bear premiered at the Ravinia Festival at the age of 5 (!) and since then has composed more than 350 pieces for the piano. She has recorded six albums, performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall, and worked closely with her mentor, music legend Quincy Jones. Now, at just 14 years of age, Bear debuts at the Festival with her trio. She gives new meaning to the term “prodigy!” She appears at the Festival with bassist Peter Slavov and drummer Mark McLean.


$12 general admission ($6 students)


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Please note that the Wednesday concert will be held in Battle Creek while the Thursday concert will be held in Kalamazoo.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Kalamazoo Civic Auditorium

329 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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The Auditorium parking lot is located at the corner of Park and Lovell Streets with access from each street. Parking spaces in this lot are reserved Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 6:00pm. Free parking is available in this lot after 6:00pm and on the weekends. On-street parking is available in the area immediately surrounding the Auditorium.

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